Catholic Health Association Gets Kickback for Obamacare OK
More perks for the Catholic Health Association for endorsing Obamacare?
The Catholic Health Association infuriated the pro-life Catholic community when it endorsed the Obamacare bill that failed to sufficiently protect against taxpayer funding of abortions.
The legislation, which also presents conscience concerns and rationing problems for the multitude of pro-life groups that opposed it, got the thumbs up from CHA that ultimately gave political cover to former Rep. Bart Stupak and a handful of “pro-life Democrats” who voted for final version of the abortion-funding legislation in the House.
In what one pro-life advocate says is a kickback for CHA, President Barack Obama appointed one of its legal leaders to a spot as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
The White House, in an email LifeNews.com received, announced new members to the council and Sister Marlene Weisenbeck is among the new appointees. She is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of La Crosse, Wisconsin. But she is also the chair of the Catholic Health Association’s Sponsorship/Canon Law Committee and is a consultant in religious law.
Matt K of the Badger Catholic blog responded to the Obama appointment of Weisenbeck.
“Frantic for power and prestige, these sisters lead by Weisenbeck publicly opposed the Catholic Church’s long held teaching that every life is sacred,” he said. “I was told that Weisenbeck was called to Rome after that debacle which it seems has not affected her interest in pursuing her political career. Obviously this appointment tells the real story behind her opposition of pro-life efforts and the USCCB. She scratches Obama’s back and he scratches hers.”
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